"Explore Science: Earth & Space," a presentation by the science staff at the E3 Children's Museum & Science Center, takes place at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St. in Farmington. Visitors will have the chance to make clouds, imagine what extraterrestrial life might be like, investigate gravity, explore icy worlds and more. Admission is free. Call 505-599-1425.

The downtown makers market returns from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Orchard Park, 101 Orchard Ave. in downtown Farmington. The event features vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies, handmade leather goods, art, repurposed and vintage items, and more. Call 599-8442.

The Groove Orient, a five-piece rock outfit from Orlando, Fla., performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Crash Music at the Aztec Theater, 104 N. Main Ave. in Aztec. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show at or 505-427-6748.

Sandstone Productions continues its summer theater presentation of "Shrek the Musical" at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater, 5800 College Blvd. in Farmington. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $7 for children. Dinner is available. Performances will be held every Thursday through Saturday through July 29. Call 599-114, 599-1148 or 877-599-3331.

A summer carnival presented by the staff of the Farmington Recreation Center takes place from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday at Kiwanis Park, 4200 E. Main St. in Farmington. The event includes a variety of games and activities. Admission is $1. Call 505-599-1184.

The TGIF concert series continues from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday with a performance by Grant and Randy in Orchard Park, 101 Orchard Ave. in downtown Farmington. Food vendors will be on hand. Admission is free. Call 599-1144.


The Farmington Cinematheque Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday in the Little Theatre on the San Juan College campus, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington, with a screening of "Landfill Harmonic," a 2016 documentary chronicling the story of a children's orchestra in Paraguay whose members perform with instruments made from recycled materials made from trash. Tickets are $5 and are available at the box office. Call 505-566-3430.

CC Swing performs country and classic rock music at 7 p.m. Friday at the Aztec Community Center, 101 S. Park Ave. Admission is $5.

Country singer Mark Chesnutt performs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Northern Edge Navajo Casino, 2752 Indian Service Road 36 in Fruitland. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $35 for VIP seating at 505-960-7000.

The AstroFriday series at the San Juan College Planetarium, 4601 College Blvd. in Farmington, continues at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday with the presentation "The Astronomy of Harry Potter." Admission is free, but seating is limited, and no one will be admitted once the show has started. There also will be a free, public stargaze with telescopes at 9:30 p.m. in the courtyard between the Planetarium and the Little Theatre. Call 505-566-3361 or visit

The Farmington Growers Market returns at 8 a.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Tuesday to the parking lot at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. The event features dozens of vendors selling fresh produce and other food, and hand-made crafts. Call 334-9496.

The second annual American Indian Cultural Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Aztec Ruins National Monument, 725 Ruins Road in Aztec. The event includes a number of presentations and demonstrations in contemporary and traditional arts, as well as performances by the Pueblo Enchantment Dancers from Acoma Pueblo. Admission is free. Call 505-334-6174.

The Make.Do Fair and Pallet Throwdown 4 take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Farmington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave. Register at Call 505-599-1270.

The Four Corners Metal Festival gets underway at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Top Deck, 515 E. Main St. in Farmington. The lineup for the all-ages show features Courier, In My Distress, Invengeance, Under Exile, Morbid Justice, War Motor, I Don't Kornform and Assassinate a King. Tickets are $10.

The Farmington Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presents its annual Pioneer Day celebration from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Taylor Park, 400 W. Comanche St. in Farmington. Evens includes games, activities, ceremonies and dinner. Admission is free. Call 505-320-1377.

The Summer Terrace Concert Series continues at 6 p.m. Saturday on the lawn behind the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St., with a performance by Company. Admission is free, and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Call 599-1174.

The Outdoor Music Series continues at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wines of the San Juan, 233 N.M. Highway 511 in Blanco, with a performance by Kevin Lee and Gordon Peck. Admission is free. Call 505-632-0879.

"Seussical Jr." will be presented by the Teen Voices program at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children. Call 505-599-1150.

"Annie Jr." will be performed by the Heather McGaughey Children's Theater at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lions Wilderness Amphitheater, 5808 College Blvd. in Farmington. Admission is a $5 suggested donation. Call 505-599-1150.

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